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    Is there anything for Neuropathy relief ?

    I have been battling with diabetic Neuropathy. I keep being told by my doctors to basically “SUCK IT UP” and keep my levels as “perfect” as possible. Not always easy, I know I'm not always good @ doing the maths but basically I'm human! I have seen ads for a product called “Neuropathy Relief” on the internet. First thing on google search, its “naturopathic” and mega expensive. Has anyone ever used it ? Does it work? I'm on a disability pension and 60 years old, should I just put up with it and as the doctors say just try harder to get my levels right?
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    Dr Stephen Leow

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    I surmise that you are probably suffering from neuropathic pain. Sometimes, you can get numbness in the area with no pain. Unfortunately there is no cure for that. If it is pain, some medications can help. Examples are Amitryptiline, Duloxetine (Cymbalta) and Pregabalin (Lyrica). There are others which have not been approved for sale but here under the “Special Access Scheme”, like the Lignocaine 5% patch. Some pain killers have a neuropathic action, example of this is Tramadol (Tramal) and Tapentadol (Palexia), which is TGA approved but not PBS listed. ie available but on a private prescription. Some studies suggest that Alpha Lipoiec Acid (available in Europe) is helpful.

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    Adding to what Stephen wrote, you might find the information in these two sites (one local, one American) about diabetic neuropathy helpful;

    There are many ads for products like “Neuropathy Relief” on the Web. Personally, I would be very cautious about those products, mainly because you will have no idea what is in an allegedly therapeutic product that you buy on-line.

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    Hi there,

    Although not my area of specialty, some clients have mentioned supplementation with Magnesium or COq10 has offered some relief. May be worth considering, all the best!

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